When it comes to homebrewers, creativity doesn’t stop at the grain bill. If a homebrew is an expression of a brewer’s taste, then the label is surely an expression of their vision. This year we received a record number of entries — from North America and beyond — for our annual label contest, and the competition was fierce. As always, it is difficult for our judges to choose the best of the best among so many worthy entries, but we battled it out to choose our favorites. This year, we were suckers for a “steampunk” design, loved the lines of a dark chocolate and vanilla stout label, felt the fire from a hop explosion and said “yes” to a seabird IPA. Thank you all for your amazing artwork, we can’t wait to see what’s to come next year! And thank you to all our sponsors for providing great prizes!